Ready for a New Phone?
If you're looking to exchange your expired phone for a fresh alternative before your upgrade is effective, we've got your best options.
Early phone upgrade programs are new, and T-Mobile started the trend with allowing customers to swap phones at a more frequent basis with "Jump."
Sprint saw T-Mobile's strategy, and came out with their own, cleverly titled, "One Up" last week.
While these carriers rank as number three and four in the nation, they are offering a deal that may bump them up to the top of the charts here. The nation's best carriers, Verizon and AT&T, have yet to join the bandwagon of early upgrades, which may put their respective rankings at risk.
So which early upgrade plan is best?
T-Mobile's Jump costs just an additional $10 per month for any and all plans, whereas Sprint's One Up doesn't cost a thing. However, it does require signing up for the Unlimited, My Way plan for $65 (post-discount) or the All-In plan, including five gigabytes and hot-spot data for $110.
The total fee for Sprint's early upgrade are $1,192 for a year, which is less than $100 monthly, while T-Mobile's total fee is $1,420, unless the customer chooses the cheapest plan, bringing it down to $1,180, a 12-dollar difference from Sprint.
Which carrier do you prefer, Sprint or T-Mobile?